Category Archives: Random Thoughts

Question to bloggers


I have a question to all bloggers out there please.

My blog is over 5 years old and is slowly running out of space. ( free theme)

What can I do to add space? ( not buying additional space though)

Do I need to delete posts, which I don’t really like.

Do I need to start a new one and start all over again?

I have exported the whole lot and got it on my downloads. – for info

Any ideas are appreciated bearing in mind that I am not that computer savvy.


Thank you

Washing up – Mindfulness Meditation


washing-up2For most of us

washing up is a chore.

But you can change that.


Make it your daily

mindfulness meditation routine.


Feel the warmth of the water caressing your hands



feel the soft bubbles,

move slowly around the plate,

smell the scent of the washing up liquid.

feel the smooth surface

enjoy the different shapes of the dishes



be aware of the beautiful pattern on the plate,

dwell on the plate for a while,

think of how it got there.

Caress the spoon with your sponge,

feel the smoothness of the cleaned glass,

feel calm, don’t rush,

be conscious of the moment.


Small every day tasks are not wasted moments

but part of precious moments we have in our lives.

Enjoy Washing up!



Wheatbag for Warmth – DIY


For a simple heat source,

a Wheatbag is the best idea.


I have two and cannot live without them.

They heat up within minutes in the microwave and give warmth for a long time.

They do not get cold like hot water bottles but keep the warmth of the body.

I love to heat up the bed with them in Winter.


And here is how I made them:

Use some leftover material you like and sew up a small square

like a pillowcase.

( 20cm by 20cm or 8 inches by 8 inches).

Leave it open on one side.

Buy some Barley from the store


and fill the bag with about 1 kg Barley.

Once the Barley is in

sew the remaining side together,

and your bag is ready.

I also made some covers for mine, just like a pillowcase,

so  the bag itself stays clean.and

I can wash it from time to time.





When you need some warmth,

put the Wheatbag into the Microwave for 2 or 3 minutes

and enjoy the warmth coming from it

on your legs, on your feet, everywhere.

It can be used for aches and pains too, i.e. like stomach pains, etc

They are very versatile

and can be used cold too.

I have made some small ones (10 cm by 10 cm)

as they fit nicely into a bag into the freezer as ice packs for any injuries.

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You can if you like  put a bit of lavender inside too and it keeps smelling lovely too. I do like the smell of heated barley though.


Enjoy the warmth!





In this busy busy world it is important

to relax,



balance your life,

empty your thoughts,

take a deep breath,

take time for yourself,

enjoy the beauty.

My Bathroom Orchid

My Bathroom Orchid

My bathroom Orchid

My bathroom Orchid


This is a reminder for myself

and I invite you all

to take part and take a little break with me.


Take Thomas’s example:

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Wishing you a relaxing, love filled day! 



Update on what went wrong…


You might remember my post from September 2015

when the builders put the railing up

and left the windows open on a newly built building

around the corner from me.


Well after that – they took the railing off closed the windows

and put the railings back on.

Not really useful if you like to open the window – you can’t.

They have been thinking about it finally,

because yesterday…..look at that!

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Yes, they modified the rail,

hurray, people buying the flats can open the window.

Finally someone thought more practical.

and it only took 7 months……


Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley